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Chittagong all set to roll out Covid-19 vaccines

  • Published at 07:02 pm January 29th, 2021
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An official displays a vial containing Covidshield, a coronavirus vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India, in Ahmedabad on January 12, 2021 Reuters

Inoculation is scheduled to start from February 7 in the port city

Authorities in the port city of Chittagong say they are fully prepared for the Covid-19 vaccination rollout starting from February 7.

“The vaccines are likely to arrive on January 31,” Civil Surgeon Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi told Dhaka Tribune on Friday.

The northeastern district is set to receive a total of 38 boxes, each containing 1200 vials, of vaccines in the first consignment, according to him.

Chittagong has logged nearly 33,000 cases of Covid-19 since the pandemic unfolded in Bangladesh in March last year.

Of them, over 25,000 infections were reported in the city while 7,000 from different upazilas.

With a mortality rate of 1.12%, the death toll from the virus in Chittagong stands at 369 as of Thursday.

Over 30,500 people have recovered. Of them, 4,173 people recovered while undergoing treatment at different hospitals while 26,461 people have recovered at their homes.